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FEMALE PEDESTRIAN RECEIVES LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES IN LAKE SHORE DR. ACCIDENT

On January 4 at approximately 6:52 p.m., Decatur Police Officers were dispatched to the area of E Lake Shore Dr and S Martin Luther King Jr Dr in reference to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.

Upon arrival officers located the pedestrian, a 36 year old female resident of Decatur, suffering from numerous injuries. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital for life threatening injuries.

The initial investigation revealed that a 2011 Dodge Ram was traveling westbound on E Lake Shore Drive, just past the intersection with S Martin Luther King Jr Dr. As the Dodge traveled westbound, the vehicle struck the pedestrian in the roadway.

The driver of the Dodge was a 46 year old male from Decatur. The driver of the Dodge was not injured.

There are no indications that the driver of the Dodge was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.

Members of the Fatal Accident Investigation Team responded to the scene and are investigating the crash.

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